Obituary: Robert “Bob” “Snuffy” Edward Ciesielski, 88
Robert Edward Ciesielski, age 88, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2018 at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau, under that watchful care of the Palliative Care team after battling illness for the last few months.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Bob will take place at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover. Rev. Edward J. Shuttleworth will officiate. Burial will be at the Plover Cemetery. Family and Friends with gather to celebrate and share memories on Monday from 4pm till 7pm at Shuda Funeral Chapel- STEVENS POINT. A rosary will be prayed for Bob at 6:30pm at the funeral home. Family and friends will continue to share memories and celebrate Bob’s life on Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 at the church with the mass to follow.
Bob was born on July 2, 1929 to the late S. Edward Ciesielski and Sophie Ciesielski (Biesek) at their family home located in Bancroft, WI. He attended and graduated from Stewart School in Bancroft. He then went on and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School on May 28,1947.
Bob was a long time concrete mason of 69 years. He owned his own business Bob Ciesielski Concrete and Masonry. He was also employed at Preway in Wisconsin Rapids until they closed down, then began to work for the Stevens Point School District as a bus driver for many years till he “retired”. Bob never truly retired as he continued to do concrete work up until the age of 87. He had many employees, but the long term employees were his children, grandkids, great-grandson and George Brandl.
Bob married Shirley A. McCormick on November 5, 1949 at St Bronislava Catholic Church they were High School sweethearts. After their marriage they moved to Butler, WI and then to Milwaukee, WI. Until they moved back to Plover, WI on November 2, 1954. Bob and Shirley had 3 children together Robert B. Ciesielski (Joelene) of Plover, the late Nancy S. Schmidt (David) of Stevens Point, and Mark S. Ciesielski (Cathy) of Plover.
Once the children got married they blessed Bob and Shirley with 7 wonderful Grandchildren; Terry Jaecks (Joan) of Bloomington, MN, Heidi Winterhack (Michael) of DePere, WI, Robert L. Ciesielski of Plover, WI, Greta Olson (Luke) of Appleton, WI, Cory Ciesielski of Plover, WI, Matthew (Mary) Ciesielski of Stevens Point, WI, and Scott Ciesielski (Fiance Becky Peterson) of Amherst, WI.
Then again later in Bob and Shirley’s lives with were truly even more blessed with 10 Great-Grandchildren; Emmett, Katarina, Alexander, Orion, Avery, Elliott, Aurora, Isabella, Brandon and Ashley.
Bob and Shirley enjoyed spending time spoiling all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bob really took interest in teaching the grandkids about hardwork and dedication to family. Bob wasn’t only their Grandpa he was also their mentor, boss, and Best Friend. In Bob’s free time he enjoyed taking nightly country rides with the love of his life Shirley, the late “Bubba” and the recent “Rusty” the two dogs they had together. He also enjoyed attending Nascar Races, and watching their son, Mark and grandsons Robert L., Matt and Scott race at Golden Sands Speedway and at Marshfield Motor Speedway.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, S. Edward Ciesielski and Sophie Ciesielski, his loving wife, Shirley Ciesielski, a daughter, Nancy Schmidt, a brother, Joe and 5 sisters, Verona, Mary, Florence, Chris and Irene.
Bob is survived by his brother Edward Ciesielski (Beverly) of Bancroft, and a sister Gertrude Schulist (the late Jerry) of Stevens Point, WI.